Exeter Chiefs Henry Slade suffers suspected broken leg

Henry Slade suffers a suspected broken leg, that would keep him out of the Six Nations, during Exeter Chiefs 41-27 win over Wasps.

Exeter Chiefs playmaker Henry Slade has suffered a suspected broken leg after being carried off 15 minutes into their match against Wasps.

The Chiefs ran out 41-27 winners to move top of the Aviva Premiership, but the injury to one of the brightest young talents in England has marred the victory.

"He is in a cast and the initial prognosis is that it looks likely to be a broken leg," Chiefs coach Rob Baxter told reporters.

"Obviously until we get him back to Exeter and get the X-rays done, we won't know for sure what the damage is, but we're pretty confident there is something nasty there.

A broken leg would rule Slade out of the Six Nations and is a major blow to new coach Eddie Jones' plans.

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The Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter before the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park on September 29, 2013
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